How to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Child

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How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22 around the world.  It’is designed to show support for environmental protection and earth friendly living. Earth Day is celebrated by many people globally including many schools and organizations. While we try to make decisions that are good for the earth throughout the year,  Earth Day is a great time to find new ways to live a more eco-friendly life. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

How to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Child


Celebrate Earth Day

Of course, we want to model good behavior for our children. Habits they learn at a young age are habits they will take with them as they grow up. I’m sure it will be even more important in the future to live an earth-friendly life than it is today. Here are a few ways to celebrate Earth Day either by yourself or with your child.


Work in the garden with your child. Help them understand where our food really comes from. If they are old enough, introduce a few topics related to gardening like pollination, conserving water, or organic gardening.


If you don’t have a recycling center set up in your home, now is the perfect time to create one.  Talk to your child about reducing how much they use, re-using what they use, recycling, and how these three things can be helpful to the Earth.

Trash Pick Up

If your child is old enough, grab a bag and pick up trash in the community.  Explain how this simple action can help keep wildlife safe and make our neighborhoods more beautiful.

Go on a Hike

Head out on a hike in the woods or on a hiking trail with your child to enjoy nature.  Bring along a book on identifying wildflowers or birds and learn more about our planet. If you don’t have time for a hike, head out into the backyard or to your local park.

Plan a Meal

Plan and cook a meal with your child using all organic foods.  Have a discussion with them about how this helps our planet. If you can, include foods from your garden in your meal. Remember to pack your lunches in sustainable containers.

Enjoy some of these fun crafts and activities with your child as you celebrate Earth Day.

How will you celebrate Earth Day this year?

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  1. These are great ideas! Thanks so much for including my Earth Day Recycled Crayons in this list. I can't wait to try out the other activities.
  2. thanks for sharing Ellen!
  3. Lisa Newlin says
    It's great you are teaching your children the value and importance of Earth Day, and in doing their part.  If everyone did this, the world would be a far better place.
  4. These are some really great suggestions! My family will probably watch Wings of Life again on Monday.
  5. We'll definitely be spending time outside on Earth Day! My kiddos are too young to really understand anything else about it.
  6. Alexis Marlons says
    When I was a kid, I always love to do gardening with my mom as our bonding time not just during Earth Day.  I wanna have this bonding also with my kid.
  7. Ellen Christian says
    The movie is absolutely gorgeous. I just cannot get over the photography!
  8. Liz Who Motivates says
    Ellen these are some awesome ideas! Happy Earth Day to you!
  9. Eugene Uttley says
    So many great ideas! I think I will try to take my 8 yr-old pal for a hike. Thanks for the reminder, Uttley
  10. Mick Guinn says
    Wow!  There's a lot going on here!  Great topic and if you'll skip over to my site, I just wrote a piece about bleach in the home a few days ago.  You might agree with a lot of my wife's conclusions.  Great site, great work, really good stuff here! Mick
  11. Ellen Christian says
    They have some really awesome nature movies!

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